The waffle stitch is quite easy to crochet – much easier than it looks! And as it’s main stitch is double crochets and front post double crochets (which is a variation of double crochet) all the way through the pattern it’s pretty fast to make.
This waffle washcloth can be done in under an hour or even faster if you already know how to crochet. But even if you’re an absolute beginner, this can be a really good project to start (and finish!) and it’s a great way to practise new stitches while you’re making something beautiful for yourself!
And if you’re just starting out on your crocheting journey, you probably want to make something that you could use for yourself of give away as a gift. And these washcloths (if you choose the right colour) can look pretty awesome as a gift!
I have made those washcloths using 100% cotton yarn. I find cotton works best for washcloths as it absorbs watter really well, it is natural and just feels so good on the skin.
Scroll down for the written pattern! I also have a quick 10min video tutorial below.
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Yarn: 100% Cotton. (Get inspired by those tropical colours!)
This washcloth is on the smaller side and measures 14cm x 18cm (5.5” x 7”)
You can easily adjust the size by chaining more. (This pattern requires a chain in multiples of 3 plus 2)
Ch = chain
St = stitch
DC = double crochet
FPDC = front post double crochet
Waffle Stitch Washcloth Pattern:
Ch 29. If you like to make it larger or smaller, chain a multiple of 3 plus 2 (Multiple of 3 means any number that can be devided by 3, e.g. 3, 6, 9, 12 etc. I have chained 27 plus 2, total 29 chains.)
Row 1: DC in third chain from hook and across, turn (total 27)
Row 2: Ch 2, DC in first stitch, FPDC in next, *DC in next two stitches, FPDC in next**, repeat from * to ** until the end of the row. DC in last St, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, DC in first St, DC in next, *FPDC in next two Sts, DC in next** repeat from * to ** until the end of the row. DC in last St, turn.
Row 4-22: repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach the desired size.
Enjoy your new washcloth and let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or feedback!